Why Apple Wants to Bring Their Watch to ...

Apple has approached at least three private Medicare plan providers. But, it isn’t the iPhone the company wants the nearly 19 million private Medicare Advantage users to put in their pocket. Instead, Apple wants Medicare Advantage users to put their iWatch on their wrists. Apple, the favored technology brand for every generation, is now targeting the senior market. More specifically, Apple is zeroing in on individuals over the age of 65 who have, or will, purchase a Medicare Advantage plan. The Medicare Advantage marketplace is massive with more than $350 billion in...

Different Ways You Can Pay for Medicare ...

People who are enrolled in Original Medicare, or who will be eligible for Medicare benefits in the near future, might wonder how much their premium payments will be. Like other insurance policies, Medicare requires a monthly premium payment. If you worked for an employer who took out Medicare taxes from your paycheck, in most cases your Medicare Part A will be free. However, if you are required to pay for your Medicare Part A the following is how you will be expected to pay for those premiums. Medicare Part A and Part B Billing Medicare Part A: If you purchase Medicare...

Why Does Prescription Medication Cost So...

One of the most significant issues Americans face concerning their health care costs is the high cost of prescription medication. While it’s an apparent struggle for those living with life-threatening conditions, the expense of brand-name medication for even common health conditions can be daunting. For instance, the popular prescription drug Humira is used to successfully treat a broad range of health issues from rheumatoid arthritis to Crohn’s disease. Most Americans prescribed the drug paid roughly 14 billion dollars in 2015. On average, the total monthly cost of...

The Basics of Medicare DSH and the Supre...

Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital payments, also known as Medicare DSH, are often used to offset the cost a hospital incurs when treating a patient on Medicare. These payments are government subsidies that are provided to hospitals, specifically those in more urban locations that tend to treat a lower-income population. Ideally, these government subsidies allow these hospitals to hire additional translators, social workers, and even security staff, as needed, in order to continue treating the low-income Medicare patients that tend to utilize their facilities....

2020 Presidential Hopeful Kamala Harris ...

On January 21, Kamala Harris, announced her intention to join the 2020 presidential race while appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Yesterday, during a town hall meeting moderated by CNN anchor Jake Tapper, she stressed to an audience of potential future constituents at Drake University in Des Moines where she stands on health care. The Democratic Senator from California reiterated her support of progressive health care policies, including “Medicare for All.” Senator Harris further explained that she would be willing to eliminate private insurance if it was...